A painting commissioned by the Department of Chemistry at Hope College honors retired professors Dr. Eugene Jekel ’52 of Holland and the late Dr. Elaine Jekel for their impact on chemistry education — and tens of thousands of students — across the country and around the world through a long-running program at Hope for high school teachers.,,A unique family connection provides additional meaning. The artist, Tails Jekel, is the husband-and-wife couple’s grandchild.,,Titled “Your Light,” the painting has been installed in the hallway near the General Chemistry laboratories on the second floor west of the main/central staircase of the A. Paul Schaap Science Center. It debuted during a reception in the atrium on Tuesday, July 18.